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This is a fun one to play Scruggs style. Check out the licks to see how to incorporate some authentic Scruggs vocabulary into this Celtic tune.Learn
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Star of the County Down lyrics
Near Banbridge town, in the County Down One morning last July Down a boreen green came a sweet colleen And she smiled as she passed me by She looked so sweet from her two bare feet To the sheen of her nut brown hair Such a winsome elf, I'm ashamed of myself For the see of her standing there... colleen That I met in the County Down As she onward sped, sure I scratched my head And I looked with a feelin' rare And I says, says I, to a passer-by "Who's the maid with the nut brown hair?" Well he looked at me and he said to me "That's the gem of Ireland's crown Young Rosie McCann from the banks of the Bann She's the star of the County Down" From Bantry Bay of the Derry's Quay From Galway to Dublin town No maid I've seen like the fair colleen That I met in the County Down She had soft brown eyes with a look so shy And a smile like the rose in June And she sang so sweet, what a lovely treat As she lilted an Irish tune At the Lammas dance, I was in a trance As she whirled with the lads of the town And my heart did race just to see the face Of the star of the County Down From Bantry Bay of the Derry's Quay From Galway to Dublin town No maid I've seen like the fair colleen That I met in the County Down At the Harvest Fair she'll be surely there So I'll dress in my Sunday clothes With my shoes shone bright and my hat cocked right For a smile from my nut brown rose No pipe I'll smoke, no horse I'll yoke 'Til my plough was a rust colour brown And a smiling bride by my own fireside Sits the star of the County Down From Bantry Bay of the Derry's Quay From Galway to Dublin town No maid I've seen like the fair colleen That I met in the County Down From Bantry Bay of the Derry's Quay From Galway to Dublin town No maid I've seen like the fair colleen That I met in the County Down